Monday 5 March 2012

French legend de Muer dies at 90

The legendary French cyclist and manager Maurice de Muer has died at the age of 90, according to reports.

De Muer won Paris-Camembert in 1944 and came second at the second edition of Paris-Nice ever held in 1946. His career, during which he remained with Dunlop-Peugeot, extended between 1943 and 1951 and he rode with some of the greatest names in cycling including the Swiss Ferdy Kübler - the oldest surviving Tour de France winner at 92.

After retiring from competition, de Muer moved into team management and worked as a directeur sportif for Bic, Pelforth and Peugeot; training Tour winners Luis Ocana and Bernard Thevenet in his new role.

He had been living in a retirement home since September 2011 when his house was destroyed by fire.

Maurice de Muer, born Potigny, France on the 4th of October 1921; died on the 5th of March 2012.

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